[R-SIG-Mac] Questions regarding R + Aquamacs + ESS

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Sep 20 17:58:49 CEST 2009

On Sep 19, 2009, at 3:34 AM, johannes rara wrote:

> Hi,
> I have few questions regarding R 2.9.2 + Aquamacs + ESS. I'm moving
> from WinXP to Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.1) and also from Tinn-R to
> Aquamacs (1.8c).
> 1. Is there syntax highlighting in Aqaumacs? Now when I open .R file
> only the lines starting with comment mark (#), quoted words etc. are
> shown in color. What about R:s reserved words? In Tinn-R these words
> where shown blue. Is there this kind of functionality in Aquamacs?


I suspect that you will want to investigate one or another of the  
access methods (and perhaps subscribe)  to the ESS mailing list:


There is a search facility on that page and there may be other such  
web sites. I am not a current user but think I may join you in trying  
out Aquamacs-ESS. My current puzzle is to figure out the code sending  
and receiving to/from R. The instructions suggest to me that I will  
need to leave behind the R-GUI which I rather regret. I think the  
Package Manager and Installer are nicely engineered.

> 2. When I evaluate an area of R code (send it to R), I press C-c C-r.
> If the area is e.g. 50 lines, I would like that the cursor in the ESS
> windows goes into an end (like pressing C-c M-r) and I don't have to
> jump back into the code window. How can I achieve this?
> 3. It seems to bit complicated to keep pressing C-c all the time, is
> there a way to make a shortcut key (e.g when pressing Alt-S an area of
> code is sent to ESS-window (into R)
> 4. Is there a way to split code window and ESS-window (R) vertically
> (side to side)? The default split is horizontally.
> Thanks!
> -Johannes
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David Winsemius, MD
Heritage Laboratories
West Hartford, CT

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